Donald Trump wants to know his wife’s secret to good poll numbers.
After the president dipped to a startling 35 percent this week, he joked that he should take Melania Trump’s advice. The first lady has a 52 percent approval rating, which has sharply increased since January.
“She’s doing a great job,” Trump said during a panel about women’s empowerment Wednesday. “I shouldn’t say this, but her poll numbers have gone through the roof last week. What was that all about? Through the roof. She has to give us the secret, Mike. Right?”
As reported earlier this month, Melania Trump’s popularity has seen quite an increase since her husband has been in office.
According to the results of a new CNN/ORC poll, 52 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the first lady, which is 16 percent higher than it was on the day that Donald Trump was sworn in, while 32 percent of voters view her unfavorably.
Her approval rating dipped down to 24 percent in February, but now that Melania has made several appearances with her husband and at the White House, it seems to be on the rise.
Unsurprisingly, Republicans have a higher opinion of Melania than Democrats. The poll — which surveyed 1,025 Americans — found that 86 percent of Republicans view the first lady favorably while only 22 percent of Democrats do.
It also revealed that men have a higher opinion of the first lady than women do, a reversal of former first lady Michelle Obama, who was liked more by women than men.
Melania hosted a luncheon in the State Dining Room at the White House Wednesday in honor of International Women’s Day. Karen Pence, Kellyanne Conway and Ivanka Trump were all in attendance.